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An update on summer public safety in the East Precinct

Seattle- the Mayor continues his series of summer police precinct visits by meeting with East Precinct commander, Captain Ron Wilson.  The East Precinct covers eight square miles, between central Seattle between Lake Union and Lake Washington, and the Ship Canal and I-90 and employs 126 sworn and civilian personnel. To… [ Keep reading ]

Everything That Happened on May Day 2013

With the exception of a few minor scuffles between clowns and our local superheroes, the 13th Annual May Day March for Worker and Immigrant Rights was a complete success and went off without a hitch. But two hours after that march ended, at about 6 pm, another group of… [ Keep reading ]

What You Need to Know About May Day 2013 (UPDATED)

This post has been updated since it was posted at 5:36 pm on 4/30 Tomorrow is May Day, which means you’ll see a large crowd winding its way through the Central District and downtown Seattle during the afternoon and evening as part of the 13th Annual May Day March for… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Updates Public on SPD 20/20 Initiative

This news release is from the Office of Mayor Mike McGinn Today Mayor Mike McGinn and the Seattle Police Department’s 20/20 team provided an update to the public on the progress of 20/20 implementation. The mayor also announced new civilian appointments to the Firearms Review Board, which reviews each discharge of… [ Keep reading ]

Clarification On One of The More Interesting Items Brought to Today’s Buyback Event

We’ve received a number of questions about one particular item collected at today’s buyback, so we will try and provide some clarification: A man standing outside the gun buyback event this afternoon was showing his recently purchased launch tube assembly for a Stinger portable surface-to-air missile.  Naturally, this created a… [ Keep reading ]

Great Turnout At Today’s Gun Buyback Event

Great response to today’s event.  We had no idea the number of people who would show up to turn in their unwanted guns in exchange for gift cards.  The response was so great in fact, that we ended up shutting down early just to ensure we had enough gift cards for everyone… [ Keep reading ]

“Is This An Assault Rifle, Or Just A Regular Old Gun?”

We’ve gotten some questions about which guns will be considered “assault weapons” (eligible for up to $200 in gift cards, given out at SPD’s discretion) at this month’s gun buyback on January 26th.  While the state doesn’t have anything on the books defining “assault weapons”, here’s what our in-house gun… [ Keep reading ]

Apply now for the Community Police Academy

The Seattle Police Department is now taking applications for the Eleven-Week Community Police Academy Want to learn about being a police officer?  What is CSI?  What does I & R stand for?  What’s a DOA?  The Seattle Police Department is now taking applications for the  eleven-week Community Police Academy that… [ Keep reading ]

Weddings at City Hall on Sunday

One hundred and forty weddings are scheduled to take place this Sunday at City Hall. Come join the celebration at City Hall Plaza from 10 AM to 5 PM, on Fourth Avenue downtown between James and Cherry streets. To come inside City Hall, you’ll have to be an invited member… [ Keep reading ]

Want to See How Our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Works?

The Seattle Police Department is one of 50 organizations that have received permission from the federal government to operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) – also known as “drones”. What – UAV Question & Answer When – October 25th, 2012 Time – 6:00 p.m. Location- The Garfield Community Center, 2323 East Cherry Street, Seattle, WA… [ Keep reading ]